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My friend Kim sent me this link from the blog Oh Happy Day! With a daughter whose hair cut we call “The Anna,” it seemed like a perfect choice to have her dress up as Anna Wintour for Halloween. Emerson and I thought it would be fun to dress up together, so I brushed out a Glinda wig, put on my black comfort sandals and my darkest lipstick to be Grace Coddington.
Things I learned from this experience:
- Bloggers must bribe their children to do all the adorable shoots that they do. We used M&Ms and even so these are the best pictures we could get in the couple of minutes before it stopped being silly fun for Emerson and became work.
- It’s hard to be a soft curvy woman and dress up like a slim wirey one. I just look like Old Mother Hubbard with a bad dye job!
- Wigs are HOT!
- I don't seem to own a single pair of big plastic sunglasses. These are old scratched ones and I colored the silver parts black with a Sharpie.
- Emerson can’t make a “mean” face no matter hard she tries, and she really tried. She saw pictures of Anna Wintour on Google Images and was excited to pretend to be the “fashion lady” and do her stern face, but a happy four year old can only look so stern before she falls into a fit of giggles!
“Adorable” is a word that just doesn’t go with Anna Wintour….so I thought. Bur it’s the only word I can find to describe your little fashion lady 🙂 So so so darn cute and ADORABLE!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Oh my gosh, this is the cutest thing. You two are darling together!!
I am DYING!!!!
Cassandra Westfall says
This is absolutely the best thing I have seen in quite some time!!! How adorable is Emerson! I love her little faces!!! Definitely too cute and sweet to be a sourpuss!
Brilliant costume! The puckered smile makes it even more perfect
Catherine Harper says
You both look adorable! I would have screamed in delight if I had opened the door to find Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington standing there!
These photos are AMAZING. I love them!
Love, love, love this!! Little “Anna” is adorable. And, why aren’t you a redhead in real life? It looks amazing on you.
Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen says
Thank you so much, but you wouldn’t imagine how much pale makeup I have on to look like The Cod! And the brows were hidden under concealer. I was a redhead before in high school and college and while I can pull it off, it requires a lot of makeup and only wearing certain colors to not look like death warmed over 🙂
BEST. POST. EVER. You two are just so, so delightful.
Wonderful! You both look amazing.
fantastic! love this!
This was awesome! Emerson makes a very cute Anna
Amazing!!! You ladies look so great.
A Dee says
What a great idea! Emerson is an adorable Anna. You both look great!
Ahhhhhh!!! I knew exactly who you guys were, I love this so much! Adorbs.
Starlit Nights says
This is so cute and creative! Hope you and Emerson had a fun Halloween!
One Chicklette says
So cute! Well done.
Best costumes yet!
Patricia Jernigan says
Emerson is amazingly ADORABLE! She is a dead ringer for Anna…minus the mean mug! Great job you two!
Lynne DeVenny says
Love it!!! Emerson is too cute, lol!
Argh! Too much of the cuteness!
LOVE IT!!! Happy Halloween!
Karen in Paris says
LOVE!!! This is just the best! You two totally made my Halloween.
These are awesome, awesome costumes. So funny and you both look great!
N. L. says
Just EFF-ing brilliant. You ROCK!!
Awesome! I love the second picture – she is trying her hardest to be fierce!
Sadie von Scrumptious says
You both look wonderful! And you look really good as a redhead, too!
O.M. Freakin G!! This is Awesome!! You two are adorable.
Une femme says
THIS IS SO AWESOME!!! I knew exactly who you were as soon as I saw you. And Emerson is totally rocking the Anna Wintour look!! This makes me so happy!!
You look GREAT. I knew exactly who both of you were right away.
Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie says
OMG! I love this. You two are precious 🙂
OMG. This is so awesome. Emerson is a star!
aww, you all are adorable and its clear that you love each other very much 🙂
save. spend. splurge. says
So. SO. SO. cute.
Caitlin Cress says
THIS IS AMAZING!
This has got to be the cutest Halloween get up I have ever seen! Emerson and her “stern” look is priceless! And you make a great Grace! Love this!
Emerson makes a great Anna! Love her hair and dress!
Lorena Lorena says
Oh you’ve made me smile !! how very cute and i totally knew who you both were.
Curvily NYC says
I love this so much
Best costumes ever!!!!!
Too funny!!! (I knew right away)
Ashley // Dramatis Personae says
LOL! I was looking for pictures of Anna Wintour smiling earlier, and it was tough. So no wonder Emerson had a hard time staying so stern and NOT giggling – it’s tough business! Only for the toughest and meanest!
Y’all look so, so great though. This is just darling.
Emerson’s costume is even than Mommy’s! I KNEW who she was right away! A-dorable!!
This is awesome!!
Oh my gosh, this is the cutest thing ever! She’s a perfect Anna and I’m sure she had fun dressing so fancy! And you look awesome too! Just like “The Cod!”
Ashlyn Nicole Williams says
this is absolutely adorable. your daughter is so cute! have fun tonight with your fam!
Adorable I think Emerson wins for best costume this year!
The Seventh District says
You nailed it Alison! Loves Loves Loves!
Ruth Barzel says
This is seriously the most adorable thing I have ever seen!
I love this. Absolutely love this.
Brilliant! Thanks for the smiles to go with my coffee!